Zalman’s Z9-U3 isn’t a great case but, at a cost of $70, it would be difficult to expect this mid-tower chassis to move many mountains.
The case’s design isn’t all that different from the company’s previously released Z9 chassis. Changes include the removal of the case’s grilled side in favor of an acrylic window and the happy inclusion of USB 3.0 connectivity on the chassis’ front—two ports, with internal headers. Although the switch from a grilled side to acrylic means that you’re down two potential fan slots, the case supports five fans in total (ranging from 12cm to 14cm) and comes with three preinstalled for you.
Note: This review was originally featured in the January 2013 issue of the magazine.
Amazon isn't turning a blind eye to complaints that some of its Kindle eBook covers have a nasty habit of causing the devices to freeze or reboot, and instead is offering replacements or full refunds, PCMag.com reports.
Kindle covers with built-in lights don't seem to be affected, while some of the leather covers without lights have been receiving one-star ratings due to intermittent problems once installed.
"After I put the K3 into this cover yesterday, my Kindle started doing random reboots about every 10 or 15 minutes," reads a user review. "It wasn't doing that before I got the cover."
Amazon acknowledged that "there have been some forum discussions regarding the non-lighted Kindle cover" and said its team of engineers is looking into it. In the meantime, Amazon says "if anyone is having any problem with an Amazon-manufactured Kindle cover, please contact us at kindle-response at amazon dot com" for a free replacement or full refund.